Bullet chess – GM Tang vs. GM Firouzja

Bullet game after the prize-giving ceremony of the World Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship in St. Petersburg 2018

PGN of the game:
[Event “Bullet games after World Rapid & Blitz C”]
[Site “”]
[Date “????.??.??”]
[Round “?”]
[White “GM Tang, Andrew”]
[Black “GM Firouzja, Alireza”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “D31”]
[WhiteElo “2487”]
[BlackElo “2607”]
[Annotator “”]
[PlyCount “72”]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Be7 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bf4 c6 6. e3 Bf5 7. Nge2 Nd7 8.
Ng3 Be6 9. Bd3 Ngf6 10. Nf5 Bxf5 11. Bxf5 Nf8 12. O-O Bd6 13. Be5 Ng6 14. f4
Ne7 15. Bd3 h5 16. Qf3 Ng4 $2 17. Bxg7 Rg8 18. Be5 Bb4 19. h3 Qd7 20. hxg4 hxg4
21. Qg3 Nf5 22. Bxf5 Qxf5 23. e4 dxe4 24. Rae1 O-O-O 25. a3 Bxc3 26. bxc3 f6
27. Qe3 $4 (27. Bxf6 Qxf6 28. Rxe4 $18) 27… fxe5 28. fxe5 Qh5 29. Qxe4 Kb8
30. e6 Ka8 31. e7 Rde8 32. Qe5 Qh6 33. g3 $4 Rh8 34. Kf2 Qd2+ $3 35. Re2 Rh2+
36. Kg1 Rxe2 0-1


  1. Made me uncomfortable seeing pieces flying and landing on 2 squares then hitting the clock leaving the piece there.

  2. Me(while watching blitz and bullet) : are they really making sensible moves or just moving pieces to press the clock for its clicking noise is awesome to hear

  3. They couldnt have gotten the fellas heavier pieces??

  4. With Nihal watching that’s a combined almost 10,000 rated bullet trio meeting irl haha

  5. Bullet is not really possible in board
    It is good in computer

  6. Bro, I just saw 2 guys throwing pieces at each other, some falling off the table and they be slapping some clock the entire time.

    Where's the chess?

  7. If Andrew goes Queen to h5 does he not save himself?

  8. That was mate in two that's why he resigns 😂😂😂

  9. Btw the guy on the right didn't checkmate, he won a rook and the other person resigned.

    After Thought: The person resigned because it was GOING to be a checkmate in a few moves and plus the queen was hit.

  10. My bet is Firouzja wil be the next World Champion.

  11. Master of Bullet chess standing next to the table and smiling 😅

  12. If you knock the pieces down while moving, it should be your responsibility to reset the board before hitting your clock. Otherwise it's a complete mess.

  13. they need to magnetize the board for these games

  14. Ang cute naman ng reaksyon ni Andrew Tang 🤣

  15. Funny to see pieces flying everywhere, but I guess they already had the position in their head anyways

  16. Andrew specializes in bullet. If he could improve his classical theory, then he could become the best bullet player in the world.

  17. thanks to the cameraman for risking his life to capture this. He could have been hit in the head with the velocity of the moving chess pieces and pronounced dead on the scene.

  18. Should use a magnetic board for bullet, else the pieces will keep falling so badly.

  19. Andrew allways smille, alireza only smiles when he wins

  20. Psalm 34:18
    18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

    1 Peter 5:7
    7 Cast all your anxiety on him(A) because he cares for you.(B)

    Romans 6:23
    “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord”

    Romans 5:8
    8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.(A)

    John 3:16
    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

    Acts 16:30-31
    30 He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”(A)
    31 They replied, “Believe(B) in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved(C)—you and your household.”(D)

  21. They're trying to set a record for dropped and misplaced pieces.

  22. is it a rule that players can only hit the clock with the same hand they move the pieces with? i never see any players using one hand for the clock and the other for the pieces.

  23. bullet irl is always hilarious. The pieces get sent flying everywhere

  24. that was a zesty aah handshake from Tang

  25. Viel zu schnell!Das hat für mich nichts mehr mit Schach zu tun…🙄

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